My Blooming Garden 1: Floral Friday


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

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© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

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© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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8 Responses to My Blooming Garden 1: Floral Friday

  1. Ooh! What kind of flower is that first one? I know it’s fairly common but I have a little story about it.

    Anyway, love the magenta and white (light purple?) ones. Gorgeous.

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  2. Miriam says:

    So very pretty 🌸🌷

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  3. The intensity of the colors is breathtaking – the reason for planting a garden.

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  4. I’m enjoying viewing your garden, while I look out at our November gloom! It’s winter here, but we had such a long, sun drenched summer that I’m certainly not complaining!

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    • That is what I miss is the clear distinction between seasons. You always have something to look forward to where we just seem to have consistently blue skies with perfect temperatures interrupted only occasionally for a welcome drop of rain or some less welcome wind.
      I’ll be happy to share my blooms with you over your winter Diane.


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